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What the JRC does

 

The EC criticality methodology is a well consolidated and reliable tool, which represents a cornerstone of the raw materials policy in the EU. However, due to changing policy priorities and needs, the JRC is exploring options for targeted improvements.

In view of the 2017 update of the CRMs list, the JRC mandate was to perform a fitness check of the previous methodology and to introduce some specific methodological improvements. This choice of continuity with the previous methodology is synonymous with giving priority to comparability with the previous two criticality exercises (2011 and 2014), which is in turn correlated to the need of effectively monitoring trends and maintaining the highest possible policy relevance.

Original contributions in respect to specific elements of criticality assessment were proposed and tested by the JRC, which also highlighted the novelty and potential outcomes.

Original contributions in respect to specific elements of criticality assessment were proposed and tested by the JRC, which also highlighted the novelty and potential outcomes.

A comprehensive and detailed presentation of the revised EC methodology can be found in the following JRC reports:

 

The previous versions of the EC criticality methodology can be downloaded: